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Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps

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Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps
Note: This is a recorded video presentation and does not qualify as a live interactive course.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH video presentation discusses the fundamentals of centrifugal pumps. This course describes the functions, main components and characteristics of centrifugal pumps, and presents the typical problems which arise for similar pumps and the appropriate methods to solve them.


Pumps are integral components of almost every industrial system. In order for a fluid or a gas to flow, there must be a pressure difference between the two; pumps create this pressure differential.


Centrifugal pumps are the most common type of pumps found in many facilities. They enjoy widespread application partly to their ability to operate over a wide range of flow rates and pump heads. Moreover, their simple construction and low maintenance and cost have made centrifugal pumps the ideal pump for widespread commercial applications.


This 3 PDH online video presentation is intended primarily for mechanical engineers, as well as for engineers of different backgrounds who are interested in learning more about centrifugal pumps, and the different types and components used in various engineering applications.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education video presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with how a centrifugal pump works
  • Learning about the main components of centrifugal pumps
  • Exploring different impeller and centrifugal pump designs
  • Learning how to read a pump performance curve
  • Gaining an overview of common pump faults and the methods to solve them
Course Document

For this course, you will need to watch the video presentation titled, “Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps”. To access the video presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course.  Following course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account history to view the video presentation. The duration of the video presentation is approximately 148 minutes.

Please note that you will be watching the video presentation via YouTube or another video streaming platform which will be streaming though
Course Quiz
Once you are finished watching the PDH video presentation, you will need to close or minimize the video portal to return to your account and click on “Take Quiz”. You will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this video presentation. 
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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